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Hello guys, if you wasn’t able to watch my session on the biggest online conference SP24, then it’s now available to watch at any time you want.
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Hello everybody. Thanks to everyone who attended my session. If you have questions or want help with your upgrade/migration plan, don’t hesitate to contact me. Sorry for not going to deep into all aspects in my session, just to little time to manage with such a big topic. So If you have problems with you upgrade either from 2007 or 2010 don’t hesitate to contact me.
Here are the files from my session at SPSBE conference. SharePoint Upgrade, reel life experience, best practices
Check also out my other blog post about upgrading SharePoint
Also take a look at this post for tips on setting up your SQL Server
If you have questions also about infrastructure/architecture of SharePoint don’t hesitate to ask, or about how to backup your Office 365 solution, or how to migrate to Office 365. Or how to use Azure as a Failover for your OnPremise environment for instance. This is also topics where I have alot of experience.
Maybe I’ll see someone of you on my speaker session in Dubai on 17th of May, or maybe at the SharePoint Saturday in Oslo in end of may?
If you want to upgrade your SharePoint 2013 environment to the lastes Service pack 1 you have 2 alternatives.
1. Upgrade your SharePoint environment to Service Pack 1 then upgrade servers to Windows Server 2012 R2
2. Rebuild all of your servers with new servers installed with Service Pack1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
I will not explain you how you can upgrade your environment because Microsoft for now have pulled back the Service Pack 1 update package. I will describe this in a seperate blog post. But I will instead in this blog post explain to you the steps involved installing service pack 1.
Because with all my experience this is the best way of upgrading the SharePoint servers, because you will reduce the risks of errors while upgrading the servers, and you will also reduce the downtime.
For instance if you had upgraded the servers with the upgrade patch (Service Pack 1) which is pulled, most likely you would either have problems with the Security Token Service (STS) and the Distributed cache.
So this is then step by step process on upgrading from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2013 SP1
1. Reinstall all servers with Windows Server 2012 R2 .
Wait with configure SharePoint on all servers with AutoSPInstaller until you have installed the binaries on all servers.
3. Configure the services that should run on the server
Set up the server to run the same services as the farm you should replace inside the input file of AutoSPInstaller. Remember to set all creation of Service Applications to false.
4. Join the servers to the farm with the same server-role as the server you should replace
5. Rebuild the search topology with the new servers, removing the old.
You have to rebuild the search topology with the new servers and removing the old which doesn’t have Service Pack 1 set up. Sometimes Search has to be totally rebuild from beginning during upgrade to Service Pack 1. I’ll write a separate blog article about this in the weekend.
6. Distributed cache.
Add new servers to the distributed cache host with this powershell cmndlet:
You have to remove the old servers from distributed cache by running the following script on all servers in the distributed cache cluster from powershell:
6. Remove the old server which you just replaced from the farm.
Remove the old servers one by one after you replace them, and you are all done with upgrading to SharePoint 2013 SP1.
If you have some questions about this post, don’t hesitate to contact me
This blogpost describes the steps you have to complete to upgrade your Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint 2010 project to a Visual Studio 2012/2013 SharePoint 2013 project.
1. Get the latest version of visual studio developer tools with Web Platform Installer
It doesn’t matter if it’s Visual Studio 2012 or Visual Studio 2013. Just make sure you update with the latest patches.
2. Upgrade the Visual Studio Project
Uninstall-SPSolution -identity Hello_SP24.wsp -AllWebApplications
Remove-SPSolution -identity Hello_SP24.wsp
Add the new SharePoint 13 (O15) version of the code with the following cmndlets:
install-spsolution hello_sp24.wsp -gacdeployment -AllWebApplications -force
Now you can again check the 14 hive for the Visual Web Part, and you will see that the file ((ascx) is gone:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\CONTROLTEMPLATES
If you check the 15 hive you will notice that the file is there.
C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\CONTROLTEMPLATES
This means that we have successfully upgraded our code and our web application to SharePoint 2013. Great work everyone! This is so Cool!!
If you want I could later put a blog post where I have also included some content types in my 2010 environment. So that you all will see that it’s not any more difficult to upgrade a web application with allot of custom content types then what I just showed you.
Good luck with upgrading, and don’t hesitate to contact me if I could be of any assistance in your upgrade projects.